The William J. Boyle Scholarship Fund hosts its inaugural “Run Billy Run” 5K road race and 1-mile walk at the Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke.
STCC Community Engagement Director Lidya Rivera-Early joined “STCC Around” on WTCC, 90.7 FM. “We are super excited to be taking part in this event,” she said. “Bill was an avid runner and in this way he will be celebrated. The event will benefit The William J. Boyle Scholarship, which honors his legacy and is presented to a Putnam student who will attend STCC.”
At the 2019 Commencement, STCC President John B. Cook presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to William J. Boyle (STCC Class of 1976), a retired judge and pillar of the Greater Springfield Community. His family accepted the award on his behalf.
The 5K race and one-mile walk will take place on Oct. 2 at the Ashley Reservoir with a start time at 11 a.m.
A Springfield native, Judge Boyle died after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” or ALS.
He was raised by a widowed mother who instilled in him and his brothers the value of an education. This scholarship will honor his legacy and allow a student who may be fighting those same odds have the means to succeed in higher education.